Sect. Brooke Co. Historical Society
2 Aug 1973.
From records kept by GEORGE B. CRAWFORD, we found the following history of his family:
THOMAS CRAWFORD was born in Maryland in 1782, died at Mt. Vermore, Mo. in 1838. He was the father of CORNELIUS HOWARD CRAWFORD, ROBERT, GEORGE H., JOSEPH AND THOMAS CRAWFORD by his marriage with HELEN HAMMOND, and by his second marriage with MRS. FRANCES COTTS, he had one son, Charles.
HELEN HAMMOND, wife of THOMAS CRAWFORD, was born in Brooke County, Va and died in Brooke County Va on April 11, 1827.
Cornelius Howard Crawford was born in Brooke County, Va. on Sep 8, 1814, and died in Wharton, Texas Aug 28, 1859. He married MARIA SCOTT MOREN who was born in Wellsburg, Va. Nov 5, 1815, died Mar 3, 1884. Cornelius and Maria were married June 11, 1837....They had the following children: George Byron Crawford, born Nov 14, 1838;.. Mary Helen Crawford, born Feb 18, 1842 died Aug 23, 1843;.. Narcissus and Eliza, George W., .Maria S.,. Caroline, .Harriet D., .Narcissus D., John J., .James M., .William and Robert.
Eliza Moren married Jesse Strawbridge and they had George W. who died Mar 24, 1885; .Narcissus, who died Apr 29, 1889; .William who died in 1849 and Caroline who died Mar 18, 1871. James went to California in 1832 and was never heard from after that.
George Hammond Crawford, son of Thomas Crawford, died June 20, 1891, age 75 yrs. Robert W. Crawford died in Missouri. Joseph Crawford died in Texas, and Charles Crawford died in California.
George B. Crawford and Margaret Hale were married Feb 13, 1889 and had the following children: Maria Hale Crawford born Feb 14, 1890; .Oscar F. Crawford, who married Emma Everett; .John M. Crawford who married Elizabeth Gossett of Steubenville and William M. Crawford, who married Martha Perkins.